Director James McTeigue has been working on The Raven, an upcoming thriller movie starring John Cusack, Luke Evans, Alice Eve, Brendan Gleeson and Oliver Jackson-Cohen. It’s a fictionalized account of the last days of Edgar Allan Poe’s life, in which the poet pursues a serial killer whose murders mirror those in the writer’s stories. Here’s the first official movie trailer of The Raven:
“In this gritty thriller, Edgar Allan Poe (John Cusack, Being John Malkovich) joins forces with a young Baltimore detective (Luke Evans, Immortals) to hunt down a mad serial killer who’s using Poe’s own works as the basis in a string of brutal murders.”
And a first official poster:
John Cusack is Edgard Allan Poe.
The film will be released in theaters on March 9, 2012.